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Behind the mixing desk, he’s worked with the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, Blink-182, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Don Broco and a whole lot more. Now Londoner Dan Lancaster is heading out on his own. Here’s what you need to know…
He’s only released one tune so far so it’s still early days, but his debut single “Move a Mountain” is a joyful slice of electro-pop, with stylish autotuned vocals and intricate production. If you like Years & Years, CHVRCHES or even Charli XCX, we reckon this is right up your street.
Whilst on the surface “Move a Mountain” may seem like a sonic departure for a producer who is predominantly known for working with British rock acts, contextually it makes sense when you listen to those records he’s worked on. Many of those rock bands have incorporated electronic music into their sound heavily in recent years, and whilst that may not be directly down to Dan’s influence, it would make sense as to why they’d want to work with him. He knows how those sounds work.
A self-taught producer, Dan’s first major break came when he mixed and produced Don Broco’s debut album Priorities, forming a creative partnership which still carries on today. The record charted at #25 in the UK and introduced Dan to a whole load of other UK rock acts including Lower Than Atlantis and Mallory Know. His work on Sheffield rockers Bring Me The Horizon’s 2015 album That’s The Spirit introduced him to artists internationally and since then has gone onto work with the likes of One OK Rock, 5 Seconds Of Summer and Blink-182. His work mixing the latter’s album California landed him his first-ever Grammy nomination. So far, records Dan has been involved with have been streamed over 800 million times on Spotify.
Whilst working with other artists, Dan was honing his skills and making the contacts necessary to launch his own solo career. (Anyone who follows him on Instagram can attest to his ferocious work ethic) Finally, in summer 2018 the time was right and he unveiled his debut single to the world. An EP is coming and if “Move a Mountain” is anything to go by, it should turn a lot of heads.
Debut single “Move a Mountain”
Where can I see Dan Lancaster live?
Dan Lancaster plays his debut London show at Oslo, Hackney on 16 October 2018.
Tickets on sale now at www.ticketweb.co.uk/danlancaster